DaVinci Resolve terms

Video Clean Feed

A full-screen playback mode that shows only the video without the user interface, often used for client presentations.

What is a video clean feed in DaVinci Resolve?

A video clean feed in DaVinci Resolve refers to a video output that is free from any overlays or interface elements. This means that the video is displayed in its pure form, without any timecodes, watermarks, or other on-screen graphics that are typically used during the editing process.

The clean feed feature is particularly useful when you want to preview the final output on an external monitor or when you are recording or streaming the output to another device. It allows you to see exactly what the final product will look like, without any distractions. In DaVinci Resolve, you can enable the clean feed option from the workspace menu.

How to create a clean feed in DaVinci Resolve?

Creating a clean feed in DaVinci Resolve involves a few steps. First, you need to open the project you want to create a clean feed for. Then, navigate to the Workspace menu at the top of the screen and select "Clean Feed". This will open a new window where you can select the monitor you want to use for the clean feed.

Once you've selected the monitor, you can customize the clean feed settings. You can choose whether to include audio, whether to show the entire video or just a portion of it, and whether to include any overlays or graphics. Once you've made your selections, click "OK" to create the clean feed. Now, your selected monitor will display a clean, unedited version of your video, allowing you to see how it looks without any distractions.

Why is my video not showing in DaVinci Resolve?

There could be several reasons why your video is not showing in DaVinci Resolve. One common issue could be that the video format or codec is not supported by the software. DaVinci Resolve supports a wide range of file formats, but not all. If your video is in a format that is not supported, you will need to convert it to a compatible format before importing it into DaVinci Resolve.

Another possible reason could be related to your system's GPU. DaVinci Resolve relies heavily on GPU for video processing. If your GPU is outdated or its drivers are not up-to-date, it may cause issues with video playback. Make sure your GPU meets the minimum requirements for DaVinci Resolve and that you have the latest drivers installed. Also, check your project settings and ensure they match with your video settings. If none of these solutions work, it could be a software bug, and you might need to contact DaVinci Resolve's support for further assistance.

How to fix video playback issues in DaVinci Resolve?

Fixing video playback issues in DaVinci Resolve can be achieved through several methods. First, ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements for running the software. If your system is not powerful enough, you may experience lagging or freezing during video playback. You can also try to reduce the playback resolution to a lower setting. This can be done by going to the 'Playback' menu, then 'Timeline Proxy Mode', and selecting a lower resolution.

If the problem persists, check your video drivers and ensure they are up-to-date. Outdated or incompatible drivers can cause playback issues. You can update your drivers through the device manager on your computer or by visiting the manufacturer's website. Additionally, try changing the video rendering and playback settings. Go to 'File', then 'Project Settings', then 'Master Settings', and under 'Optimized Media and Render Cache', change the 'Render Cache' to 'User'. Lastly, ensure that the video file format is supported by DaVinci Resolve. If not, you may need to convert the video file to a compatible format.

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